Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Etsy and Handmade Love for my Big Day!

Matt and I have been married for just short of 3 months now! So, in honor of being happily married newlyweds, I thought it to be time to post some special details from our big day! We wanted our wedding to be memorable. We wanted it to be the wedding that all of our family and friends felt relaxed, comfortable and would walk away saying "I will always remember this wedding".

I think I am going to do this in several posts because I have a lot I want to share. So, I'll start out with a few things and post more in my next post.



It started out with the Taco and Fajita Buffet. It took some convincing my parents that this was acceptable for a we
dding reception. Mexican food is Matt and I's favorite so when we saw that option on the menu for the reception we knew we had to do it!
As it turned out, everyone LOVED the taco and fajita buffet. We had beef tacos, chicken fajitas, refried beans, chips and salsa, and all the toppings you could imagine. It was really really good!


Etsy Love: Here are some things I ordered online for the wedding. I ordered so much from Etsy!

First off my shoe clips.
I love yourwishcake's blog and etsy store. Kerri is so inspiring to me and I really wanted to support her. So, I asked her to custom make my wedding shoe clips. She sent them to me and I loved them! They were so perfect! Check out her stuff! I love her mason jar obsession! ;-) hehe!

Next, cakes (or should I say CHEESECAKES) cake toppers::

Matt and I don't really like cake very much. Wedding cakes are INSANELY expensive and we were trying to do this wedding as cheap as possible but still elegant and "different". So, my wedding planner knew a lady who made desserts. We met with her and she made is this chocolate cheesecake with brownie crust and kiwi fruit topping (to match our wedding colors)! It was TO DIE FOR! We decid
ed that we would have as the centerpiece at each table one cheesecake on a pretty glass cake stand and covered until served. They were PERFECT and looked AMAZING on all the tables. Matt and I's cake was vanilla cheesecake it was delicious as well!

As for the cake toppers: that took some convincing for my grandma. She wanted it to be more traditional. I found these paper owl cake toppers on Etsy. ( I HONESTLY CANNOT FIND THE SHOP I
ORDERED THEM FROM! IF YOU KNOW IT PLEASE TELL ME SO I CAN GIVE THEM CREDIT!) I loved our wedding CHEESEcake so much! It looked just like i wanted it to! If your from the Morgantown WV area and looking for cake decoraters and bakers her name was Pamela K. Kabbaj. E-mail me and I will give you her e-mail address!

Next: VOW BOOKS!

Matt and I wrote our own vows for the ceremony.
I wanted to read them out loud instead of trying to memorize them. So, I ordered some tiny notebooks to write them in so we could have them forever and read back on them when we need reminded. ;-)

I had a notebook like this :
I don't have the actual picture but it was very similar to this vintage look.

I ordered them from this etsy shop. autumntomay

Matt carried a book like this:(again, not the real picture of Matt's but similar!)

from MyHandBoundBooks etsy shop.


Next: FLOOR DECAL

My mom actually came up with this idea. She ordered this dance floor decal for us!
We ordered this floor decal from Lauren at Ten23 designs. She has been so sweet. She actually e-mailed me today for some pictures and made me think to post this! Is this floor decal not PERFECT?! i loved it and it added such a nice detail to our day!


Well, that's it for now. I'll post more details later! ;-) Stay tuned for some:

*Bridesmaid gifts
*Table decorations
*Reception Love
*Ceremony Details


5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Don't forget the wonderful rice we had at the MEXICAN buffet also. It was really good. I love this idea Katy and it is sweet to "relive" that special day. It was wonderful.
MOM

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

FANTASTIC! I love the vow books idea, I wish I had thought of that!

Tunes & Spoons said...

Your show clips are PRECIOUS! I love them!

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

Looks like a beautiful event and a whole lot of fun! :)

Christine said...

Dang I didn't even see the little owls from my spot :-( Adorable!